The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 67 74
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 23 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.65% 1.81% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.65% 13.81% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 9
Median daily rate £425 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +9.67% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.62% +27.69%  

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 216 239 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.54% 13.09% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 117 123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 12 £425 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 66 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 19 (28.79%) ServiceNow
4 19 (28.79%) Windows
5 18 (27.27%) CISSP
5 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (24.24%) Linux
6 16 (24.24%) ITIL
6 16 (24.24%) PRINCE2
6 16 (24.24%) Unix
7 15 (22.73%) LAN
7 15 (22.73%) VoIP
7 15 (22.73%) WAN
7 15 (22.73%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (21.21%) SSCP
8 14 (21.21%) Firewall
9 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (19.70%) Apple
9 13 (19.70%) TCP/IP
9 13 (19.70%) VPN
9 13 (19.70%) IBM
9 13 (19.70%) SANS
9 13 (19.70%) Patch Management
9 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (18.18%) DevOps
11 11 (16.67%) QRadar
11 11 (16.67%) Splunk
11 11 (16.67%) Information Security

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) Jetty
2 1 (1.52%) Mongrel
2 1 (1.52%) nginx
2 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.52%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.52%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.52%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.52%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) LAN
1 15 (22.73%) VoIP
1 15 (22.73%) WAN
2 14 (21.21%) Firewall
3 13 (19.70%) TCP/IP
3 13 (19.70%) VPN
4 6 (9.09%) LDAP
5 4 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.55%) Wireless
7 2 (3.03%) Network Security
8 1 (1.52%) DHCP
8 1 (1.52%) DMZ
8 1 (1.52%) DNS
8 1 (1.52%) FTP
8 1 (1.52%) HTTP
8 1 (1.52%) IPsec
8 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Redis
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) Essbase
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Selenium
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.52%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (1.52%) Subversion
3 1 (1.52%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Electronics
2 2 (3.03%) Legal
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Marketing
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Security Specialist
2 9 (13.64%) Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Technical Specialist
5 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Oracle Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) ServiceNow Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Security Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) E-Business Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Operational Security Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Operations Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Product Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Security Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Security Operations Manager
7 4 (6.06%) SOC Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Architect
8 3 (4.55%) SOC Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
1 10 (15.15%) Web Services
2 7 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.06%) Velocity
5 3 (4.55%) RESTful
6 1 (1.52%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) HTML
6 1 (1.52%) J2EE
6 1 (1.52%) Servlets
6 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.58%) Web 2.0
4 4 (6.06%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.06%) User Experience
5 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.52%) PKI
7 1 (1.52%) Replication
7 1 (1.52%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Windows
2 16 (24.24%) Linux
2 16 (24.24%) Unix
3 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (24.24%) ITIL
4 16 (24.24%) PRINCE2
5 13 (19.70%) Patch Management
5 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (18.18%) DevOps
6 12 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (16.67%) Information Security
7 11 (16.67%) Scrum
8 10 (15.15%) SIEM
9 9 (13.64%) Process Improvement
10 8 (12.12%) ITIL V3
11 7 (10.61%) Case Management
11 7 (10.61%) Project Management
11 7 (10.61%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
12 6 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (27.27%) CISSP
3 14 (21.21%) SSCP
4 13 (19.70%) SANS
5 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (1.52%) CCNA
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.52%) CISM
7 1 (1.52%) MCITP
7 1 (1.52%) MCSA
7 1 (1.52%) MCSE
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.52%) NCDA
7 1 (1.52%) NCIE
7 1 (1.52%) PMP
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.52%) VCAP
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) Snort
3 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.52%) vSphere
3 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) QRadar
2 5 (7.58%) Kibana
2 5 (7.58%) logstash
3 3 (4.55%) RSA enVision
4 1 (1.52%) Nessus
4 1 (1.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.52%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.52%) Nmap
4 1 (1.52%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.52%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) ServiceNow
2 13 (19.70%) Apple
2 13 (19.70%) IBM
3 11 (16.67%) Splunk
4 10 (15.15%) LogRhythm
4 10 (15.15%) Oracle
5 6 (9.09%) VMware
6 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.06%) HP
7 4 (6.06%) Snow
8 3 (4.55%) Hyperion
9 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) Avaya
10 1 (1.52%) Citrix
10 1 (1.52%) Google
10 1 (1.52%) Intel
10 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.52%) NetApp
10 1 (1.52%) PlateSpin